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Marcy replied to the topic 'Wabash Cannonball February Song of the MonthThe Wa' in the forum. 11 minutes ago

Thanks Eric. No, I haven't heard them and from what I can tell, it doesn't look like they play the Wabash Cannonball. I'll go listen to a few of their other tunes.

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Marcy replied to the topic 'Whatcha working on...?' in the forum. 17 minutes ago

I've got about the same to-do list as you have Jeremy. I'm working on John Hardy and Wildwood Flower from his site too. Love Golden Slippers! Maybe it will win in the poll one of these months!

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Harmlessonica replied to the topic 'Wabash Cannonball February Song of the MonthThe Wa' in the forum. 23 minutes ago

That's excellent Marcy. I'm particularly impressed with the way you seem to blend different sections together. Noticed it on your other performances too. I don't know if it's just breath force control or actual bending but it really blends the whole piece together and makes for a very professional finish.

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Harmlessonica replied to the topic 'Whatcha working on...?' in the forum. 48 minutes ago

jeremyh wrote:

I have joined the Artistworks harmonica school, so it's scale exercises and doing strange things with your tongue. I have just finished (off) 'On top of Old Smokey' and am moving on to 'Oh Susannah'...

I just checked out the school... sounds awesome to get personal critique from Howard Levy. Have you submitted anything yet?

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Eric33 replied to the topic 'Wabash Cannonball February Song of the MonthThe Wa' in the forum. 52 minutes ago

Very good effort Marcy,some nice vamping there.I wonder if Bob Nolan and the Sons of the Pioneers played this one.You probably don't know them.Eric 33.

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Harmlessonica replied to the topic 'Jaw ache' in the forum. 1 hour 5 minutes ago

I wish I had the luxury of a whole hour's practice! Any time I play for more than a few minutes, I tend to get cramps in my hands. Its a problem I've had for some years, but rather than quit the harp altogether, I just reduced my sessions to a minimum.

I would definitely advise shortening your practice sessions. Not only will you reduce any aches, but your concentration will remain high and you will benefit more from your practice.

Of course, you will aim to have the same amount of practice time, just split into smaller chunks and spread out accordingly.

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Tootler replied to the topic 'How do you record yourself?' in the forum. 1 hour 11 minutes ago

I looked into loopers a while back but decided against one eventually. The will be great for live performnance where you can lay down harmonies or accompaniments then play over it.

I've been looking at vocal effects units instead. There are a couple of Vox ones I'm interested and I've some Amazon vouchers which will cover most of the cost. The Vocal Performer (VE5 or VE20) includes a looper but the VE2 Vocal Harmoniser is a bit cheaper and does most of what I want. The VE5 seems to be pretty much the same as the VE20 but without the foot switches. I'm still making up my mind.

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jeremyh thanked SWAPAN DEB in topic Whatcha working on...? 3 hours 28 minutes ago
SWAPAN DEB replied to the topic 'Whatcha working on...?' in the forum. 3 hours 35 minutes ago

Hi Jeremy, it's a good decision to join a school where you can learn to play in a systematic way.

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jeremyh replied to the topic 'How do you record yourself?' in the forum. 3 hours 39 minutes ago

I use a Zoom H1 Digital Recorder, often as a USB mic that feeds straight into Audacity so I ca make multiple tracks.

I am tempted by a looper, all I have done is read the reviews, but the RC3 seemed to be the one I would get.

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jeremyh replied to the topic 'Whatcha working on...?' in the forum. 3 hours 45 minutes ago

I have joined the Artistworks harmonica school, so it's scale exercises and doing strange things with your tongue. I have just finished (off) 'On top of Old Smokey' and am moving on to 'Oh Susannah'. Outside of that there's 'Golden Slippers' for the slow session in the pub -as that fits on a G harmonica -there's one bend which I attempt, not very successfully, and the 'Wabash Cannonball' where can get away without bending.

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Harpoman replied to the topic 'Jaw ache' in the forum. 4 hours 32 minutes ago

Hido you have any condition of joint problems. You might be too tense while you are playing. I know Branded Powers uses this technique where he goes from hols to hole just moving his jaw. If you are doing the same. Stop it for a while.

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Harpoman shared a photo. 4 hours 37 minutes ago

This is a good tool to use. You can see your tongue blocking in a mirror. A brilliant harpist named Joe Filisko. Only about $12 or so.

Harmlessonica I remember seeing this in one of the Dave Barrett videos. Truth be told, it's one of those things that's useful for you to do yourself, but somewhat... Show more 44 minutes ago
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Lithy created a new topic ' Jaw ache' in the forum. 5 hours 10 minutes ago

My jaw aches and gets tired after 1hr of playing and affects my playing ability. Is there any exercise one can do to strengthen the jaw area or a technique I need to adopt?

Thanks.
Lithy.

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SWAPAN DEB replied to the topic 'Harmonica Review - Suzuki Manji in Low F.' in the forum. 8 hours 28 minutes ago

Yes Dex, Manji requires a bit more air in Key D(my another is C). How much more, no idea about, because of my other keys of Suzuki and Seydel are G,A,Bb and C. One or two reads may be stuck mostly when it's new. I am living in a summer based city, occasionally I face reed sticking problem.

I like it's tone, specially when I play live(not recording) through microphone with reverb and delay or when I play in washroom(ha..ha...ha..) without mic. Wow...how sweet.

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Marcy replied to the topic 'Wabash Cannonball February Song of the MonthThe Wa' in the forum. 10 hours 3 minutes ago

Thanks very much, Jim! I've been working on learning your version for the last few days. Glad you like it.
Hey, it does look like my post got cut off, Andy. Strange... Well, all I said was looks like we had the same idea for how to spend the evening and that your improvising on the melody sounded cool.
You asked if this one's in the upper or lower octave and I guess it's both most of the time since I'm using tongue blocked octaves. It's a little tricky to get the hang of switching from blocking two holes when you blow to blocking three holes when you draw, but, it gets to be natural after a while.

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Lithy replied to the topic 'How do you record yourself?' in the forum. 10 hours 10 minutes ago

I have just recently discovered 'Looper Pedals'. One that has good reviews is a Boss RC-3 Loop Station Pedal.

Would like to know anyone"s opinion before I purchase.

Thanks.

Lithy.

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Sarge replied to the topic 'Wabash Cannonball February Song of the MonthThe Wa' in the forum. 10 hours 40 minutes ago

Great job Marcy!!! It sounds like you've got he melody/rhythm chord method in good shape.

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Sarge replied to the topic 'Wabash Cannonball February Song of the MonthThe Wa' in the forum. 10 hours 42 minutes ago

Way to jump in after it Andy. Have you tried playing it in first position with tongue blocking?

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Lithy replied to the topic 'Microphones' in the forum. 10 hours 43 minutes ago

Thank you everyone. Will get back to you Crawforde on what I think of the Bulletizer Shure Ultimate 545. Have to purchase from the US.

Cheers.

Lithy.

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